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Please browse the gallery below for all the images, videos and audio clips featured in the exhibition. Click on an item to see an enlarged image with description or to play the video/audio clip.
The picture shows the sewing department. We see approximately forty workers spread out on either side of two long conveyors that cut across the room.
In this three-picture mosaic, the left photograph shows a labourer at work on a sewing machine in 1939. In the middle, a young man attends a machine in the assembly department. To the right, we see two office employees. One of them, Miss Gloria Franck, is sitting while the other one, Mrs. Lise Berthiaume, stands behind her colleague.
Photo taken from des Manufactures Street, showing Lafayette Shoes. We see the building’s façade and western side. One car is parked out front.
In this picture, William Cook Sr is surrounded by his sons. William Jr is on the left and Gordon on the right.
On this picture taken outdoors, we see William Cook with his wife, Eva, and their sons, Gordon and William Jr.
The picture shows the Charron Factory, shortly after it was built in 1924. It is a large, four-storey brick building. No street services the area yet. We see only a wooden barn next to the plant.
The photo shows Charron’s Shoe Mill employees assembled in front of the plant. We see that a new brick section has replaced the white wooden house that had been erected in front of the factory.
: Photo showing Albert Charron sitting at his desk in front of a large window.
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